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Towards a Methodology for Educational Modelling: A Case in Educational Assessment

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Journal of Educational Technology & Society Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1176-3647 e-ISSN 1176-3647


Educational modelling is the modelling of educational [sub-] systems. Such a model is a framework containing important concepts, processes and relations. Several models have been published but their development, which we call educational modelling, still is a tedious process. We lack clear guidelines or a methodology. In this article we present a case study in which we take first steps towards the development of a methodology for educational modelling. We do so by analysing our current practice that we typify as expert-driven, model-centred and consensus-based. We explicate the assumptions under this approach and investigate whether these assumptions are explicit and confirmed by our case study. The results give rise to a number of guidelines that can be used by future projects and that provide a first step towards a more systematic approach to educational modelling. (Contains 3 figures and 6 tables.)


Giesbers, B., van Bruggen, J., Hermans, H., Joosten-ten Brinke, D., Burgers, J., Koper, R. & Latour, I. (2007). Towards a Methodology for Educational Modelling: A Case in Educational Assessment. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 10(1), 237-247. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .

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